According to Chinese railway ministry, all bullet train tickets can be booked online by the end of September, and passengers will pay lower fees if they refund tickets.
Following sales of tickets online since July for the Beijing-Tianjin and Beijing-Shanghai high-speed trains, the ministry said that tickets for all bullet trains will be sold online.
Starting from Spet.13, passengers are able to book tickets online for the Zhengzhou-Xi'an and Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railways. Then from next Thursday, six more high-speed railways will go online, including Shanghai-Nanjing, Shanghai-Hangzhou and Guangzhou-Shenzhen. And all bullet train tickets will be sold online by Spet.30.
Meanwhile from Sept.25, the railway ministry will reduce the ticket refund fee from 20% to 5% of the original ticket price.